Friday, April 30, 2010

My Cry Ascends

Hey folks!

I'm thick in the midst of production week for Comedy of Errors, and tonight is closing night,
which is why I haven't been blogging. Anyway, my favorite CD, My Cry Ascends just came
out. Yes, its my favorite and it just came out.

It was produced by a man that leads the worship at my church and it absolutely makes my
heart sing. The first track is a free download and their are samples of the other tracks and its
only $12. You should really really check it out, especially if you're feeling spiritually dry or

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Saturday, April 24, 2010


Cut strips of fabric.

Was sliced with a rotary.

Cut more strips of fabric.

Its going.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sunny Spring

I love you, little beauties.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Just started reading Dandelion Fire, the sequel to N.D. Wilson's 100 Cupboards as a family. We love them.

Uncle Frank: "If wishes were horses..."
Henry: "Then what?"
Uncle Frank: "Then I'd have a horse."

I don't know why this totally cracked me up.

(I know, I know, 3 posts in one day. I crave your pardon.)


....who has a new picture!!!!!!

It was taken just this month! My sweet boy look healthy and happy!!!!! I'm unbelievably overjoyed to see him outside in the sunshine playing, without a fence around him, with even the hint of a smile on his precious face! Look at those lovely, wild woods!

The cut on his forehead is almost totally gone, which is wonderful, as children with AIDS have lower immunities, so, obviously, its harder for them to heal.

I love you, Prayer. You look big and strong and clean and happy, even if those pants are weird. I hope April is as lovely there as it is here.

ps. My boy is having a birthday this month. I'm not sure which day, so I just chose April 27 for him. I don't believe that getting older will be a problem for him in the orphanage system in the way that it is for the other RR kids. Since he isn't mentally or physically delayed in any way, I don't have any reason to think that he'd be put in an institution. So, you want to celebrate Prayer's life with me? I think I'm going to make him a cake. I'll send you a cyber piece. :)

Smile and say "Smock!"


Why its awesome:

"Julia, try smiling with your eyes open."

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

check it out!

The money you guys raised is finally showing up on Sergei-boy's profile!



sorry that the link isn't working! Just copy and paste it. :)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Hope chest

I have to do a forty hour project for school. It can be pretty much anything under the sun as long as it takes forty hours and is hands-on.

I've decided to make a quilt.

I'm not really telling this to most people (so they won't think I'm a crazy creeper person), but I secretely want to make this quilt and then put it away in my hope chest and not look at it until I'm taking it out to put on my daughter's bed.

Anway, that is why I've chosen the fabrics that I have. They're simple and girlish and won't go out of style. In 10 years it won't be a totally weird to have a quilt like this in my house somewhere. So I stuck with small and floral even though there were some ADORABLE modern combinations with polka dots and paisley and big bright flowers. If I was having a kid right now I would have used those. But I'm not.

I'll tell you how it turns out!

ps. I've never made a quilt before. :)

Friday, April 9, 2010




Lucy? Charlotte?

I feel like these names would belong to a house full of princesses! But I really love them.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

March is come and gone

Well, since March is officially over, I thought we should get talkin' about our experiences from our monthly challenge from Guatemolly on This Next Generation.

Did you guys all send your 2 letters?

I got to send mine to Sharon for her trip to Uganda and even got a sweet letter in return!

And the second letter went to Reece's Rainbow accompanied by a whopping 86$ for little Sergie-man. Thanks everyone for your support!!!!

Thanks for the idea Molly!

How about you???

Watch this video!!!

The Welcome home of Nate, Mercy, Isaiah, and James Mihnovich! This video was made by my beautiful friend Elle--- check it out!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Christ is Risen!

He is risen indeed!

"But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, "Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen."

~Luke 24:1-6a~

Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Sabbath rest

"The women who had come with him from Galilee followed and saw the
tomb and how his body was laid. Then they returned and prepared spices and ointments.
On the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment."
~Luke 23: 55-56~